India loves its gold, whether through the lens of investment or as a symbol of legacy. India also currently has a sizable majority of the world’s millennial populace. The conjunction of these two important factors – somewhat like a marriage between the traditional investment mantras and the adoption of a technology-driven lifestyle – has given digital gold a favorable arena to grow.
Digital gold allows investors the same benefits of owning physical gold without the stress of authenticating its purity or worrying about its safety. Additionally, it eliminates the reduced returns associated with the depreciating value of gold in the form of jewelry.
Contrary to investing in physical gold that runs through the cycle of purchase and scouting for gold lockers for storage, owning digital gold eliminates numerous steps as the onus falls upon the provider. As the provider takes care of storage and safety and, in most cases, bear the convenience and other associated fee, owning and investing in digital gold becomes a quick and hassle-free experience.
Besides the convenience of ownership, digital gold is also much easier to buy and resell. With a tap on the screen, you can complete these transactions anytime and anywhere.
Buying physical gold poses the challenge of purity assessment and the added cost of commission and making charges, as these long-term assets are bought from dealers. MMTC-PAMP’s Digital gold carries its 24K, 999.9 authentic purity grade and eliminates the middleman, thereby comparatively making it a more profitable choice.
The flexibility to buy and sell digital gold at any time and from anywhere has made it the choice of investment for digital natives looking to both experiment in the short term as well as draft their long-term investment portfolio.
Also, the younger generation looks at making investment decisions at opportune moments rather than auspicious days. This heralds the need for quicker transactions – that would otherwise not have been possible with physical gold – and has prompted netizens to quickly warm up to the idea of investing in digital gold.
Gold investments have throughout the years been touted to be a resilient and stable option and have found a favorable place in portfolios spanning generations. While the way the invested gold is held is changing, investment in gold, per se, is unlikely to go out of style, especially for those looking to include it in their long-term wealth-building kitty.
With the pandemic re-shifting the focus back to gold investments amidst the volatility of the stock market and digitization making the process convenient, secure, and safe, gold investment providers are seeing an influx of investors on their platforms.
As the average age of the investors keeps changing, so will their preferred way of investing. And while investment in gold will always hold value in every portfolio, as gold will continue to remain a profitable instrument reaping long-term gains, the traditional models of gold investment will soon be rendered obsolete with the evolution of technology. Considering investing in digital gold to build long-term wealth is a much smarter and safer move for digital natives opting for a trusted instrument in the comfort of the familiar digital space.
We note RAID’s article of 9 July 2020 “LBMA Should Suspend Gold Refiner MMTC-PAMP” https://www.raid-uk.org/blog/lbma-should-suspend-gold-refiner-mmtc-pamp and the related references,...
Gold is a long-term portable investment instrument. Indians typically have a lot of gold in the form of jewelry handed down for generations, along with a decent amount of bullions and coins bought solely for investment.
One of the world’s most secure online investment instruments, certified 24 Karat digital gold, can be both bought and sold efficiently in India today. Indians have always had an emotional connection with gold, whether it is in the form of physical jewellery, or an intangible investment.